2008 Durham MG Bobby Shafto hills of the North run
Sunday the 19th April was the date for the Bobby Shafto run for the Durham MG club and although it was dry a very cold wind was blowing out of the East. The start and finish for the run was Withworth Hall hotel (hence the Bobby Shafto refrence as this used to be his house and he is burried in the cript at Whitworth Chruch).
A very good turnout which represented of over 100 cars mainly MG's from the 40's right upto current time in fact the car I used was our 2004 MG ZS.
The always excellent route wound its way up the Durham Dales and into the North Penines covering some rarely used and interesting roads until we got to out halfway point of Alston. In Alston there is a range of ativities from going to the pub for a meal, visiting the hub motor museum or riding on the South Tyne Dale Railway which is what we decided to do. The narrow gauge railway takes you on a steady ride up the dale and was a nice relaxing trip after the morning driving. The route back to Whitworth followed some more great roads and the senery is spectacular. At some points on the moor tops there is no sign of anything and no sign of life.
Below are some photos from the run, click the photo to show the full size image.